WOOD AND MULTI-FUEL STOVES
In order for a stove to function correctly it must be connected to a sound flue.
Check the size of the fireplace, and make sure you have the correct clearance from combustible materials, and you have the correct size hearth in front of the stove.
In basic terms, when the stove is installed into the correctly sized fire opening the flue pipe from the stove must be sealed into the chimney flue, making sure it is an airtight connection.
Once the stove is correctly installed, all air movement must be through the appliance. This in turn will create the correct flue draw and eliminate heat loss.
There are two methods of installing a stove.
1). A conventional flue without a flue liner
A closure plate (register plate) manufactured in galvanised steel must be made to fit within the fireplace opening. The register plate should incorporate removable access for the purpose of cleaning the flue and removing soot, and a hole correctly positioned to accept the stove pipe.
The register plate is fitted securely into the fireplace aperture and sealed with fire cement. The stove is placed into position , with the stovepipe entering up through the hole in the register plate. Fire cement should be used to seal joints where the pipe enters the stove and passes through the register plate.
2). A conventional flue with a flue liner
Class 1 liners are required for properties built prior to 1966 where the parged cement lining has deteriorated. Please refer to the section 'Why We Need To Line Chimneys'
Generally a class 1 liner would be fitted at the same time as the stove. Instructions for installing a liner are available, and are supplied with the lining material.
Building regulation (J) refers to chimney lining, approval should be granted before proceeding. On completion a plaque should be mounted in an obvious position, detailing the exact specification of the flue liner.
Having got the liner in place, a register plate would be required as (1) without the cleaning access plates. A stove pipe complete with an access for cleaning is fitted to the liner, the stove placed in position and connected to the stove pipe and liner. In this case the register plate will be acting as a heat shield to prevent heat loss up the chimney and preventing debris form the old flue falling on the stove.
Should you wish to install your own stove we will make the job as easy as we can for you, we can provide the register plate and supply you with the necessary instructions.
Should you prefer we will always install your stove for you and line the chimney.
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